• Benchmark-Cabernet-Shiraz

Benchmark | Cabernet Shiraz

Stylish wines from South Australia. Fruit-driven wine with excellent balance, to be enjoyed without years of cellaring.

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2013 Cabernet Shiraz

The Fruit:

The 2013 vintage produced exceptional conditions with below average rainfall and a dry spring, resulting in low yields, yet near perfect flavour profiles. This is reflected in the overall quality of all our red wines which have outstanding aromatics, ripe fruit characters and perfectly integrated tannin structures.

The Winemaking:

The fruit was crushed and de-stemmed, before undergoing fermentation in stainless steel tanks for a week. After malolactic fermentation was complete, the wine was
transferred to older American and French oak hogsheads for maturation for 12 months in order to provide added complexity, before blending and bottling.

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2013 Cabernet Shiraz

The Comments:

This classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (over 60%) and Shiraz, is deep red in colour and has aromas and flavours of blackcurrant and cassis from the Cabernet and spice, pepper
and plum from the Shiraz. The full bodied palate has plenty of rich fruit flavours, complemented by soft, elegant tannins on the finish, making it a perfect style of wine to enjoy at many
different occasions. This wine goes exceptionally well with barbecued meat, especially lamb.

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